Jordan Hills Elementary Students Are State Champions in National History Day Competition

They know their history and their knowledge paid off in a recent statewide competition.

Two entries in the National History Day state tournament took top honors and the exceptional winning teams were both from Jordan Hills Elementary School.

  • Students Dani Smuin and Kora Weldon won for their project called “The 1900 Olympics: A Turning Point for Women in Sport.”
  • Students Avyukt Agasthiya and Rakkshith Suresh won two awards for their project called “Walt Disney’s Impact on Animation.”

Linda Irick is the Jordan Hills teacher and coach for both teams and the students are now qualified to participate in the National History Day competition this summer in Washington, D.C.

What makes this even more amazing is the two winning projects came from 6th grade which competes in the “Junior Division” with 7th and 8th grade. The sixth-grade teams rarely place as often as the upper grades, let alone winning top honors!

Congratulations to these amazing students and their teacher/coach Ms. Irick who loves teaching and works so hard to give students opportunities to learn, explore, and grow.

Herriman High Student Among the Best in National Chinese Speech Competition

Picture of Bebecca Mcquire and her trophyPlease join us in congratulating an outstanding and talented student at Herriman High School. Rebecca Mcquire, a Chinese Bridge student, won third place in the Immersion Program Group competing in the 2024 National Chinese Speech Contest for both Herriman High and Jordan School District.

Competition organizers told the winners, “You have exhibited great talent in learning a language as exquisite and sophisticated as Chinese. Your performance has captured the heart of all our audience.”

Keep up the incredible work, Rebecca! We wish you great success in your continued learning of the Chinese language and the development of your talent.

Fun for Hundreds of Students on the Golf Course at Glenmoor for Unified Golf Event

It is a program bringing students of all abilities together creating a fast and meaningful path to fun, friendship and understanding. First Lady Abby Cox was on hand to help kick off Jordan School District’s annual “Unified Golf” event. It is part of the “Show Up for Unified Sports” initiative led by the First Lady and Special Olympics of Utah.

“Unified Golf” is an opportunity for middle school students of all abilities to come together as friends and have some fun. The Glenmoor Golf Course is host to this amazing event. Students received lessons in using a golf club, swinging, putting, and just enjoying the game and each other.

Nine Jordan School District middle schools participated in the event. Thanks to everyone involved for giving so many students the opportunity to come together and have fun with the game of golf.

Happy National School Nurses Day 2024!

Picture of school nurses.Join us in wishing all of our hard-working school nurses a big thank you on this, National School Nurses Day. School nurses are so many things to so many people, especially to students in our schools. They are healers, comforters, educators, mentors, trainers, role models, important members of every school community, and above all, they are heroes.

Thank you, Jordan District School nurses; your compassion, optimism, and kindness are appreciated single every day!

Because of school nurses we live in a happier, healthier world.

Make sure to express thanks to your school nurse today.